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Autonomous Production of Images based on Distributed Sensing

From 2008-01-01 to 2010-12-31, closed project | APIDIS Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 2 615 541

EU contribution:

EUR 1 925 000

Coordinated in:

Belgium

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

APIDIS develops cost-effective solutions for autonomous and/or personalized production of video summaries for controlled scenarios (sports events or surveillance)

Democratic and personalized production of multimedia content is one of the most exciting challenges that content providers will have to face in the near future.

APIDIS plans to address this challenge by proposing a framework to automate the collection and distribution of digital content. As a federating objective, APIDIS targets cost-effective autonomous production, so as to make the creation of audiovisual reports profitable, even in case of small- or medium-size audience.

First, APIDIS will investigate the automatic extraction of intelligent content from networks of multi-modal sensors. Intelligence refers here to the identification of salient segments within the audiovisual content, using distributed scene analysis algorithms. Second, APIDIS will exploit that knowledge to automate the production of video content for controlled scenarios, e.g. most notably sports events or surveillance. It will consider personalized and potentially interactive content summarization mechanisms, to address heterogeneous user needs and access conditions.

The potential applications of the integrated technology and methodologies developed within APIDIS are numerous, ranging from personalized access to local sport events through a web portal or a mobile hand-set; cost-effective and fully automated production of content dedicated to small-audience, e.g. souvenirs DVD, university lectures, etc; but also interactive browsing and automated summarization for video surveillance.
In today’s society, content production and content consumption are confronted with a fundamental mutation. Two complementary trends are observed. On the one hand, individuals and organizations become more and more heterogeneous in the way they access the content. They want to access dedicated content through a personalized service, able to provide what they are interested in, when they want it and through the distribution channel of their choice. On the other hand, individuals get easier access to the technical support and facilities required to be involved in the content creation and distribution process. The success of You Tube illustrates the emergence of such an individual and personalized implication of end-users in the task of producing and making available video content.

APIDIS research plan anticipates this trend, and prepares future evolutions of the content production industry towards automated infrastructures allowing content to be produced, stored, and accessed at low cost and in a personalized and dedicated way.

APIDIS is an ambitious and challenging project that builds on recent scientific and technological breakthroughs in the fields of user-centric design, signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, and also planning and optimized decision process.

The image depicts the APIDIS vision. Content is captured and produced automatically, without the need for costly handmade processes, thereby keeping the production profitable even for small- or medium-size audience.  

Objective

Democratic and personalized production of multimedia content is one of the most exciting challenges that content providers will have to face in the near future. In this proposal, we plan to address this challenge by proposing a framework to automate the collection and distribution of digital content. As a federating objective, APIDIS targets cost-effective autonomous production, so as to make the creation of audiovisual reports profitable, even in case of small- or medium-size audience. First, APIDIS will investigate the automatic extraction of intelligent content from networks of multi-modal sensors. Intelligence refers here to the identification of salient segments within the audiovisual content, using distributed scene analysis algorithms. Second, our project will exploit that knowledge to automate the production of video content for controlled scenarios, e.g. most notably sports events or surveillance. Finally, the APIDIS consortium will consider personalized and potentially interactive content summarization mechanisms, to address heterogeneous user needs and access conditions. The potential applications of the integrated technology and methodologies that will be developed within APIDIS are numerous, ranging from personalized access to digital media related to local sport events through a web portal or a mobile hand-set; cost-effective and fully automated production of content dedicated to small-audience, e.g. souvenirs DVD, university lectures, etc; but also automated summarization for video surveillance.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 424 000


PLACE DE L UNIVERSITE 1
1348 LOUVAIN LA NEUVE
Belgium
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Christophe De Vleeschouwer
Tel.: +32 10 472543
Fax: +32 10 472089
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Participants

ACIC SA
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 355 200


BOULEVARD INITIALIS - PARC INITIALIS 28
7000 MONS
Belgium
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Jean-François Delaigle
Tel.: +3265321516
Fax: +3265554136
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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 296 000


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Pascal Frossard
Tel.: +41216935655
Fax: +41216937600
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FUNDACIO BARCELONA MEDIA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 334 130


AVENIDA DIAGONAL 177 - planta 9
08018 BARCELONA
Spain
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Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Eugenia Fuenmayor
Tel.: +34 93 542 1100
Fax: +34 93 542 2896
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MEDIAPRODUCCION SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 200 070


Avda Diagonal 177 Planta
08018 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: GERARD ROMY
Tel.: +34 93 476 1551
Fax: +34 93 476 1552
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QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 315 600


327 MILE END ROAD
E1 4NS LONDON
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Reuben Almeida
Tel.: +44 20 78827962
Fax: +44 20 78827525
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